Garth Wunsch wrote:
Dennis Bangham wrote:I just completed a Jumbo compost bin for my future orchard. Cattle panels used here 16 ft by 4 ft by 4 foot. Should last me a while.
Are you not concerned about this going anaerobic? You have LOTS of beautiful wood chips. Have you considered a Johnson-Su Bioreactor setup. It will make an aerobic fungal rich compost, which is precisely what an orchard needs.
I am doing the hot composting method and it does get very hot. I flip the piles using my small tractors front end loader. Save a lot of back pain.
I flipped the piles when it was below freezing and a lot of steam and a very interesting effect. I would see small white glowing spots that I thought were ashes but they would cool down and turn back to black. I wonder what is causing this.
After cooling off the piles I will distribute around my orchard and that should accumulate the bacteria and worms.